Most schools in the UK require overseas children to have a UK guardian. Not only does Connections help place your child in the right school but we also act as guardians for your children during their time in the UK. Connections offers UK guardianship only to those children that we have placed in schools.
For parents who are living overseas, it is important to know that your child is well cared for and at Connections that’s our top priority! The Schools we work with will liaise with Connections in all matters relating to their care:
Connections organises all transfers and travel arrangements for parents and children during their time in the UK. If parents want, we personally greet pupils at the airport at the beginning of their stay, and take them to their schools, helping them to settle in. We are also at the airport at the end of the term and at half-term, in order to ensure that pupils are greeted by a friendly face and leave safely. The cost will depend on the distance of the school from the airport.
At times throughout the year when the school is closed, Connections helps to find your children a “home away from home”. One of us will either accommodate the children ourselves, or arrange suitable host families, which are personally known by one of the Connections team, to accommodate the pupil for all exeat weekends, holidays or any other time when it is necessary for the child to be away from school.